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Career Development Brown-Bag Lunch:
Is a startup right for you? An intro to industry science

Organized by the Caltech Postdoctoral Association

Date: Tuesday April 13th 2010, 12-1pm
Place: Winnett Lounge (Bldg 51 in campus map)

 Stein's handout with info about the NIH SHIFT awards and the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative

Bring your lunch - coffee and cookies will be provided. All postdocs and graduate students at Caltech and JPL are invited to attend!

Adam Stein, the CEO of a newly formed nanotechnology company in Pasadena, is coming to share his perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages of careers for postdocs and grad students outside of the academic world. The aim of this brown bag lunch is to provide us with an understanding of industry science (specifically startup science companies) and careers in industry as a whole.

Don’t miss this opportunity to better equip yourself with the knowledge of the many options for your future career!

More about the speaker
Adam Stein is a co-founder of Advantageous Systems LLC (ADS), a material science company integrating nanotechnology, chemistry, and biotechnology to develop smart materials for use in cleantech and healthcare applications. Before launching ADS, Adam worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he conducted review and policy work for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of the Commissioner, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. His research focus was co-development of diagnostic and therapeutics for personalized medicine, regulatory affairs of nanomedicine, and regulatory trials and planning in the Office of Cellular Tissue and Gene Therapy. His expertise includes research in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and regulatory affairs.